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Hugh Jackman Biograph, Background, Career and Movies

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Michael Jackman born on 12th October 1968, is an Australian actor, singer and producer. He has won international recognition for his roles in a variety of film genres. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold in 2001, the action-horror film Van Helsing in 2004, the drama The Prestige and The Fountain in 2006, the epic historical romantic drama Australia in 2008, the film version of Les Misérables in 2012 and the thriller Prisoners in 2013.

Hugh Jackman’s work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

Hugh Jackman Background

Hugh Jackmanwas born in Sydney, New South Wales, (Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, an accountant. He is the youngest of five children. His parents, both English, moved to Australia shortly before his birth. He also has Greek (from a great-grandfather) and Scottish (from a grandmother) ancestry. His parents divorced when he was eight and Jackman remained in Australia with his father and Jackman’s two brothers, while his mother moved back to England with Jackman’s two sisters.

Hugh Jackman went to primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, where he starred in its production of My Fair Lady in 1985 and became the school captain in 1986. He studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Communications.

Hugh Jackman Career

Hugh Jackman remains true to his stage roots. In 2004, he won a Tony Award for his lead role in Broadway’s The Boy from Oz. The following year, he won an Emmy Award for his turn as host of the 2005 Tony Awards. In 2006, Jackman leant his voice to two animated feature films: Flushed Away and Happy Feet. He did some work on the small screen as well, appearing in the short-lived musical dramatic series Viva Laughlin in 2007. His 2008 thriller, Deception, failed to make much of an impression on the movie-going public, earning only $4.6 million at the box office.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Jackman also had the distinction of serving as the host of the Academy Awards in February of 2009. His next big film project, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, was released the following summer. He soon followed up his summer blockbuster with several smaller pictures.

January 2013, Hugh Jackman received a Golden Globe Award for his Les Miserables performance. For his acclaimed role in Les Mis, Jackman was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013 in the category of Best Actor, but lost to Daniel Day-Lewis for his role in Lincoln. Jackman has also continued to stay connected to his stage roots, hosting the 2014 Tony Awards.

In 2016, Hugh Jackman starred as ski coach Bronson Peary in the biopic, Eddie the Eagle, about Olympic ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards, and he made a cameo appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse. He made his last appearance as Wolverine in the 2017 blockbuster hit Logan, his ninth movie in the franchise.

 Hugh Jackman Movies

  1. The Greatest Showman
  2. Logan
  3. Eddie
  4. Pan
  5. Chappie Vincent Moore
  6. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  7. Prisoners
  8. The Wolverine
  9. Movie 43
  10. Les Miserables
  11. Rise of the Guardians
  12. Butter
  13. Real Steel
  14. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Arthur
  15. Oh My God
  16. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  17. Australia
  18. Deception
  19. The Fountain
  20. Happy Feet
  21. Flushed Away
  22. The Prestige
  23. Scoop
  24. X-Men: The Last Stand
  25. Van Helsing
  26. X2
  27. Kate & Leopold
  28. Swordfish
  29. Someone Like You
  30. X-Men (2000)
  31. 1Paperback Hero
  32. Erskineville Kings

 


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